This is an incredibly good restaurant. First, ALL their produce is organic, the chicken is free range and the beef is grass fed. It's also all local. But this restaurant isn't just heathy - everything is delicious!
Soups and Appetizers: (All the appetizers and soups are either vegetarian or vegan.) I've lived in the middle east, and I seldom find baba ghannough or hummus that I truly like. Here, BOTH are so good - they will spoil you for eating these dishes anywhere else. They will serve the appetizers with gluten bread, gluten free bread, or veggie sticks. The lentil soup was also authentic and excellent. The spinach and artichoke dip is delicious but it does contain canola and GMO soybean oil.
Entrees: We do eat chicken. So far, my favorite dish is the marinated chicken kabobs. Whatever they're using to marinate the chicken in tastes great. It comes with brown rice that is delicately flavored, sun-dried tomato pesto, also great, and a small salad. They also have tofu kabobs. My partner had the chicken shwarma wrap and loved it too.
Drinks: We had a pomegranate green tea that was also extremely good. (They have a different tea each night.) The strawberry lemonade - also great. The iced tea comes with no sweetener, so if you like things less sweet, you can sweeten to taste.
Desserts: We've only tried the flourless chocolate cake so far. VERY rich, very delicious.
We've been to the restaurant several times, and the service has always been extremely good - even on the weekend when they were very busy. And, they have a separate gluten-free menu - and will adapt other dishes to make them gluten free whenever possible. They bake their own gluten free crust for their pizza. They are also very open to modifying a dish for dietary concerns.
This is now our go-to restaurant in the Tempe/Mesa area. Also, since it is very near the 101 south, it is pretty easy to come down from Scottsdale too. And - the perfect place to go when one person is vegan or vegetarian and one eats meat. A LOT of choices for all three diets.
Updated from previous review on Tuesday March 19, 2013